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Sore legs - growing pains??

(4 Posts)
naswm Mon 29-May-06 08:56:53

DS1 (nearly 4 yrs) has been complaining of sore legs for a week now. He says they hurt inside and in no particular part. There are no obvious signs of injury. They seem to hurt more first thing in the morning and after nursery and last thing at night. So I had been thinking it was just tiredness. But last night he woke at 2am crying in pain. Has anyone any ideas? Is this plain old 'growing pains?' and if so, what on earth can I do to help him? Or could it be something else?

TIA

moondog Mon 29-May-06 09:06:56

My dd (5) has complained on and off in the same way for over a year.
Used to think it was a n old wives tale,now not so sure.
A kiss and a rub keeps her happy.

vitomum Mon 29-May-06 09:35:53

my cousin had bad growing pains in his legs and was eventually told he had osgood slatters syndrome!!! i don;t think it was serious but there may be excercises. i would google for you but am at work.

naswm Mon 29-May-06 18:33:33

Thanks you two. Moondog does the pain go when you rub your daughter's legs? Vitomum I'll goodle that, thanks. I really dont think it is anything serious, but what is growing pains though?

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